FRAMINGHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In danger of an office avalanche? Rather than wait for the landslide,
set aside some time to start off the year organized. With some simple
tools and a little know-how, you can keep your office organized, be more
productive and less stressed. To encourage office dwellers to dig out
from the paper storm of 2003, Staples has launched a new television
commercial focused on how Staples makes it easy to get organized.
The new commercial willmore...
Progress Achieved in Recycled Content Products, Recycling Initiatives,
Energy Use and Educational Initiatives
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today an environmental progress
update on initiatives and results of its company-wide commitment to
protect natural resources. Results include increased average post
consumer content by all paper products offered for sale from 19 percent
to 27 percent and increased renewable power use from less than two
percent to 10 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption. Other major
initiatives include a newmore...
Company Posts a Four Percent Increase in North American Retail
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its third
quarter ended November 1, 2003. The company achieved a 29 percent
increase in net income to $166 million for the quarter, or $0.33 per
share on a diluted basis. This exceeds analyst consensus of $0.32, and
is a 22 percent increase over earnings per share of $0.27 reported for
the third quarter of 2002.
The company reported industry leading revenue growth, with totalmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Are you a dedicated football fan with a favorite NFL head coach?
Starting today, Staples and the NFL are providing fans the opportunity
to show their team loyalty by accepting votes for the 2003 Staples Coach
of the Year. Voting is easy, simply log on to NFL.com now through
December 31 and click on the team logo.
Now in its fifth year, the Staples Coach of the Year honors the league's
most popular coach voted strictly by the fans. Themore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a survey released today by Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), 68
percent of people would like to receive technology gifts this holiday
season. As technology products become thinner, lighter and wireless, and
cameras are built-in to everything from cell phones to PDAs, technology
buffs and novices have become intrigued by "instant gratification"
gadgets. Staples expects digital camera/photo printer bundles, handheld
computers and anythingmore...
Torch Clubs Nationwide to Recycle Cell Phones and other Mobile
Electronics, Helping Support the Sierra Club
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of America Recycles Day on November 15, Staples, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it is collaborating with Boys &
Girls Clubs of America's (BGCA) Torch Clubs to recycle used cell phones
and other mobile electronics. Staples Foundation for Learning is a
national sponsor of BGCA's Torch Clubs, a character and leadership
development program for pre-teens.
Staples will work with Torch Club members, ages 11-13more...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) will hold its quarterly earnings conference
call to discuss third quarter results on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at
8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Central Time).
This call is being webcast by CCBN and can be accessed at Staples' Web
site at www.staples.com.
The webcast is also being distributed over CCBN's Investor Distribution
Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individualmore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to help the Southern California communities affected by the
wildfires, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is providing $50,000 to fund
relief efforts. Additionally, in-kind product donations are being made
to students, relief workers and small businesses.
"We are grateful to Staples for their efforts to help our families,
students and businesses begin the process of getting their lives back on
track," said Louise Kolbert,more...
Potential Innovators Say Lack of Money, Direction and Time Leave Great
Ideas Dormant; Staples Encourages Inventors to Submit Invention
Quest(TM) Product Concepts
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 40 percent of adults have had an idea for a new product or
innovation, but most never even make it to the drawing board, according
to a new national survey. Survey results released today by Staples, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SPLS) reveal the most cited obstacles for bringing ideas to
life are not having the money to invest (25%), not knowing where to
start (23%), lack of time (22%) and thinking that the product would
never make it on to storemore...
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced an expanded commitment to
its First-Tier supplier diversity partner program by launching an
e-commerce solution that enables minority- and women-owned business
enterprise (MWBE) suppliers to meet the MWBE spending goals of Fortune
500 and other business customers.
The e-commerce solution, Staples eDiversity Marketplace(SM), is the
latest development in Staples' First-Tier supplier diversitymore...